2017 Australian Coins for September Celebrate Lunar Year, Royal Wedding Anniversary and Christmas

by Darrin Lee Unser on September 5, 2017 · 0 comments

Coins celebrating the platinum wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh take center stage this month at the Perth Mint of Australia.

Perth Mint of Australia Collector Coins for September 2017

A sampling of The Perth Mint of Australia collector coins for September

Also appearing in September are lunar coin program issues highlighting the 2018 Year of the Dog. Other new products include a Christmas star-shaped coin, a silver kangaroo coin and a wedge-tailed eagle gold coin.

Images and summary information for the August collector coins is available below.

70th Anniversary of the Royal Wedding Coins

On November 20, 1947, then Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) married Lieutenant Phillip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey. Seventy years later, the couple will celebrate their platinum anniversary and the Perth Mint issuing several new precious metal coins to mark the occasion.

70th Anniversary of the Royal Wedding 2017 2oz Platinum Coin

70th Anniversary of the Royal Wedding 2017 2oz Platinum Coin

Included in the new line-up are a 2oz platinum coin, a 2oz gold coin, a 1/4oz gold coin and a 1oz silver coin.

70th Anniversary of the Royal Wedding 2017 2oz Gold Proof Coin

70th Anniversary of the Royal Wedding 2017 2oz Gold Proof Coin

All are issued with the same basic design elements — a reverse showing the shield of the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom alongside the shield from the Coat of Arms of His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.

70th Anniversary of the Royal Wedding 2017 1oz Silver Proof Coin

70th Anniversary of the Royal Wedding 2017 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Mintages are limited for the 70th anniversary commemoratives with levels at 250 for the platinum coin, 350 for the 2oz gold coin, 750 for the 1/4oz gold coin, and 5,000 for the silver coin.

Lunar Year of the Dog Gold Coins

2018 is the Year of the Dog and the Perth Mint is commemorating the time with new products in its Australian Lunar Gold Coin Series. Available 99.99% gold offerings encompass a 1oz coin, a 1/4oz coin, a 1/10oz coin, and a three-coin set with each size.

Australian Lunar Gold Coin Series 2018 Year of the Dog 1oz Gold Proof Coin

Australian Lunar Gold Coin Series 2018 Year of the Dog 1oz Gold Proof Coin

The reverse of each collectible offers the likeness of a single Labrador Retriever standing on a rock with a pine tree in the background. Issue limits for the Year of the Dog gold coins is 3,000 for the one ounce, 5,000 for the quarter ounce, 4,000 for the tenth ounce, and 1,500 for the set.

Lunar Year of the Dog Silver Coins

A different reverse design appears on companion Year of the Dog Lunar Silver Coins. They feature a German Shepherd and pup lying in grass with Chinese peony flowers in the background.

Australian Lunar Series II 2018 Year Of The Dog Silver Proof Coin

Australian Lunar Series II 2018 Year Of The Dog Silver Proof Coin

Available 99.99% silver products include 1 kilo, 1oz and 1/2oz coins along with a three coin set. Issue limits are 500, 5,000, 8,000 and 1,000 respectively.

Kangaroo 5 oz Silver Proof Coin

The Perth Mint extends its Kangaroo program with a new 5oz silver coin. An adult kangaroo bouncing across the Australian outback is showcased on its reverse side.

Australian Kangaroo 2017 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

Australian Kangaroo 2017 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

Each is produced to proof quality in 99.9% pure silver. Mintage limit is 1,000.

Wedge-Tailed Eagle 5 oz Gold High Relief Coin

John M. Mercanti, former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver, designed the likeness of the wedge-tailed eagle that appears on the reverse of this gold coin in high relief. The design has the eagle perched on a tree branch.

Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2017 5oz Gold High Relief Coin

Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2017 5oz Gold High Relief Coin

Just a few of these will be available with its mintage of only 75. Each ships in a wooden display case.

Christmas Star-Shaped Silver Proof Coin

Christmas is just around the corner and the Perth Mint is offering its2017 Christmas Star-Shaped Silver Proof Coin to help celebrate. Each 1oz piece ships in a capsule with a ribbon suitable for use as a Christmas tree ornament.

Christmas 2017 1oz Star Shaped Silver Proof Coin

Christmas 2017 1oz Star Shaped Silver Proof Coin

The colorful, 99.99% pure silver coin show a snow-covered log cabin lit with Christmas lights. Its mintage limit is only 3,000.

Ordering

To find out more information about these or other Australian collector coins, visit the Perth Mint’s website at www.perthmint.com.au. You may also follow this affiliate link to see the Mint’s new releases.

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